Xbox Games With Gold Is Set To Be Replaced By Game Pass Core

After a long and successful run, Microsoft has announced that its Xbox Games with Gold is set to be replaced by the Game Pass Core.

Described by Microsoft as “the evolution of Xbox Live Gold,” the new service is set to go live on September 14. 

Xbox Games With Gold Is Set To Be Replaced By Game Pass Core

“Game Pass Core brings online play together with Game Pass in a new offering for gamers around the world,” Microsoft said in the blog post announcing the news.

The service will provide a “select collection of over 25 games to play with friends around the world.” Additionally, it is set to be the same price as the current subscription service, costing users £7/$10 a month or £40/$60 a year.

It is also set to launch with 19 titles from much-loved internal studios. According to the official announcement, this will include such titles as Doom Eternal, Dishonoured, Fallout 4, Forza Horizon 4 and more.

“We wanted to use this opportunity to re-imagine how to include content with this subscription. We found that the answer to the most compelling catalogue was to leverage select titles from our Xbox Game Pass catalogue,” continued Microsoft.

How It Works

As the Game Pass Core will replace Gold, Gold members will automatically become a Game Pass Core member as of September 14. The Gold service itself will end on September 1 but subscribers will still have access to their game library during this period. 

With many titles already up for grabs from day one, Microsoft has also revealed that new games will be added “two to three times a year.” This is a big change from their monthly offerings. 

“I’m proud and humbled by the stories we hear about online teammates becoming real-life friends after years playing, or even marriages whose initial spark was ignited in a pre-match lobby,” said Microsoft’s Jerret West.

We can’t wait to hear more from the community when it launches on 14th September, and we’ll see you online!”

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